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Small Block V8 Headers

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Dgroshek, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Jan 21, 2019
    Dgroshek

    Dgroshek Member

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    Anyone here have a good recommendation for headers that will fit in a '55 CJ5 with a small block 350 V8? Been looking at Advance Adapters but wouldn't mind finding something a bit cheaper...
     
  2. Jan 21, 2019
    duffer

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    AA may be the only game left in town. Hooker 9810's were great, the key word being "were". But even then, I don't think they were any cheaper than AA's offering. But then I haven't really looked for sbc Jeep headers for awhile.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2019
    Oldriginal86

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    I’ve had the same AA headers on mine for over 30 years. Bought the chrome ones thinking that would protect them, ha, they rusted between the tubes. Bead blasted them several times and painted em, look ok. I guess I got my money’s worth.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2019
    Dgroshek

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    thanks, John. I'll be giving them a call tomorrow. For what it's worth, here are pics of both sides of the engine. There seems to be plenty of room on the passenger side, but the driver's side looks like it'll cause problems with the saginaw steering. Anyone use outside frame headers?

    Driver's Side:

    Passenger Side:
     
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  5. Jan 22, 2019
    Oldriginal86

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    Mine are fenderwell headers. Not sure if anyone makes an inside the frame header for our years. Frame is pretty narrow. I guess a set of block huggers.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    Dgroshek

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    Was thinking about getting fenderwell headers but didn't want to cut into the fenders. Do you happen to have a picture of what yours look like?
     
  7. Jan 22, 2019
    Oldriginal86

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    I’ve never posted pics on here but if you pm me an email address I’ll send some to you.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2019
    duffer

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    That is a really nice installation!
     
  9. Jan 23, 2019
    Oldriginal86

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    Pics sent. Feel free to post them here for others ideas on your thoughts.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2019
    Keys5a

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    I've used fenderwell headers with a 283 back in the early '80s and didn't need to cut or trim anything. They dove down the backside of the inner fender and turned under the floor just outboard of the pedals. I don't remember the brand.
    -Donny
     
  11. Jan 24, 2019
    Dgroshek

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    Photos graciously provided by Oldriginal86! Thanks!

    Driver's Side:

    Passenger's Side:
     
  12. Jan 24, 2019
    SoCalNickG

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    Although not headers, the old chevy "Rams Horn" exhaust manifolds might work.
     

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